New Fire Design for ACT Parks

25 October 2016

Quik Corp Fire Engineering are proud to release the first of three Ultra-Light fire appliances to ACT Parks and Conservation in Canberra.

Quik Corp Fire Manager Andrew Geue made a special trip to officially hand over of the new purpose-built firefighting vehicle just in time for fire season.

Designed specifically for the requirements of Parks rangers, the firefighting vehicle incorporates a FOPS (Falling Object Protection Structure) to protect vehicle occupants from falling trees and debris.

The outer working area has a strategic lighting system to light the area around the vehicle at night or in smoky conditions and comes equipped with two reversing cameras for easy navigation. Custom made lockers with stowage brackets ensure that tools and equipment are stowed away safely.

The Mercedes Benz G Wagon is also proving to be a popular option as a fire vehicle due to its increased carrying capacity and off road capabilities.

Vehicle Specs:

  • 620 L of usable water
  • Rake hoes, standpipe, shovel and crowbar
  • Class A foam
  • RFR4 Remote controlled hose reel
  • Drip torches
  • PPE gear bags
  • Rubbish bin

For further information on this build, please call Quik Corp on 07 5493 8944


 

Quik Corp Back Defence Charity for Legacy

17 October 2016

An evening of entertainment and charity all in the name of supporting our Aussie troops, the Defence Charity Ball was a fantastic event for Quik Corp to attend.

Hosting guests from the corporate scene and Australian Defence Force, the charity ball raised funds and awareness in support of those who lost loved ones during service, and face hardship after serving in the armed forces.

As a company with links to the defence force, Quik Corp recognises the importance of Legacy’s work and are fortunate to support this valuable charity. Quik Corp were thrilled to be presented with a rare authentic Australian Flag won at auction, with all proceeds going towards the Legacy fund.  The work Legacy does helps to change the lives of the families of those who have served our country.

Uniquely numbered and a very rare item, the flag was presented to Managing Director David Wardle at Quik Corp Headquarters today.

Hand delivered by the Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Jenkins himself who is on leave from Afghanistan, the LTCOL personally held on to the flag as they flew over Qargha coalition base in Afghanistan.

Complete with a full-sized flag folded into a timber presentation case, memorabilia coins and certification of authenticity, the flag will hold pride of place at Quik Corp Head Office at the front entrance for all to admire.

For more information or to donate to Legacy, please visit https://www.legacy.com.au/donate

Pictured: David Wardle, Quik Corp General Manager with LTCOL Stephen Jenkins


 

MP Inspects Impressive Unimogs for VIC

05 October 2016

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D'Ambrosio inspected the first of over 70 new firefighting vehicles at Quik Corp's Melbourne facility in Laverton North today.

The state-of-the-art vehicles designed on a Mercedes Benz Unimog Chassis are the first of its kind for firefighting in Australia and come equipped with a FOPS (Falling Object Protection System) to protect vehicle occupants from falling trees and branches. With a water fording capacity of 800mm, incabin firefighting capability and burn-over protection system to protect occupants inside the cabin this  vehicle is a class above the rest.

"We're making sure that Victoria's forest firefighters are better prepared than ever for bushfires and for carrying out bushfire risk reduciton work, such as planned burning" said D'Ambrosio.


 

Quik Corp Deliver G-Wagons for QLD 

Quik Corp are proud to release a number of new firefighting vehicles which were purpose built for QPWS (Queensland Parks and Wildlife).

Inspecting the new vehicles at AFAC, National Parks Minister Dr. Steven Miles said the new vehicles include a range of features to suit QPWS. 

“The new G-Wagon’s have been modified by local Queensland manufacturer Quik Corp Fire Engineering to meet the needs of QPWS rangers undertaking fire management works. The modern design includes weight-carrying capacity so more water can be carried, additional storage for equipment and a protective structure to boost firefighter safety from falling trees and branches”. 

Quik Corp Managing Director David Wardle said the Quik Corp team worked closely with QPWS to fit out the Mercedes Benz G-Wagons with equipment designed for firefighting and planned burning needs. “Quik Corp has had a long standing relationship with QPWS and as partners we have a strong track record of working together to provide safe and functional equipment for the operator in the field,” Mr Wardle said.

“Our brief was to provide the latest in firefighting innovation and to satisfy the demands of the rangers who consistently work in harsh environments. As a Queensland company we have an intimate knowledge of the harsh conditions the equipment operates in and what is required for QPWS. We believe our partnership with QPWS has delivered a successful project.”

Six vehicles have been completed for Fraser Island, Kingaroy, Samford, Springbrook, Kenilworth and Byfield. The vehicle comes complete with a customised removable firefighting platform that can be easily swapped for an all-purpose flatbed tray.

Features of the vehicle include:

  • Carrying capacity for 540L of water
  • Customised stowage options including storage brackets and internal LED lighting
  • Eco Foam (Wetting agent dispenser)
  • Double spare wheel carrier
  • RFR 4 remote controlled retractable hose reel
  • Slide-out through locker and platform for chainsaw servicing
  • Reverse camera
  • Forklift tyne pockets and jacking points for fast, easy removal
  • Specifically designed stowage for drip torches, rake-hoes and suction hoses
  • Quick Lock certified mounting system
  • Drop-side tray
  • Light mast, emergency lights and under-tray lighting to light work areas around vehicle

Exchange platform with work tray:

  • Front and rear headboard for transporting ladders

 

Quik Corp Success at AFAC16

06 September 2016

With over 2500 emergency management personnel, volunteers and fire industry professionals attending this year, AFAC16 Brisbane was a hugely successful event.

From exploring new approaches in disaster management to new technologies being showcased, Quik Corp was pleased to be a Gold Member exhibitor at this year’s exciting event.

Quik Corp Fire Engineering had a number of vehicles on display at the exhibition. Amongst these was the recently completed Unimog Tanker prototype which was a big hit with everyone who looked at it. 

It was also an opportunity for those attending the conference from around Australia to witness the Victorian purpose-built Light Attack G-Wagon in action after DELWP were called upon to extinguish a simulated fire in the public demonstration area.

From fire demonstrations to photo opportunities, Managing Director David Wardle was blown away by the phenomenal amount of interest at AFAC16.  “AFAC is always a great time to reconnect with existing customers and also to meet new ones.  I couldn’t be happier with the feedback we received during this event."

(L to R: Mick Appleton DELWP, Steve Pellicano DELWP, David Wardle QUIK CORP, Grant Mitchell QUIK CORP)


 

QCFE Unleash Tough New Fire Trailer

17 August, 2016

Quik Corp Fire Engineering are pleased to unveil the newest addition to their expansive range of firefighting equipment. The QCFE heavy duty fire trailer coupled with a carrying capacity of 1000L and optional foam systems is your key partner on the fire ground.

Designed to perform in tough off-road terrain, the trailer has a reinforced chassis and low centre of gravity for added safety for when the tank is full. 

  • ATM rated to 1995 kg
  • Available in high or low pressure options
  • Venturi Fast Filler for quick filling from dams or pools- Less time filling, more time fighting fire
  • RFR-1 Manual Fire Reel with up to 60m of hose
  • Foam options include Solid EF 500 or FP100 Foam proportioning system
  • Flat-bed deck for extra storage cage or locker
  • 50mm tow hitch

For more information, click here


 

Quik Corp - QLD Business of the Year

18 July, 2016

From farming to firefighting, innovative agriculture and emergency service equipment manufacturer Quik Corp has been awarded the 2016 Telstra medium business of the year and Telstra Queensland Business of the Year.

After a stellar year for the company, including expansion into the Victorian market on the back of winning a large government contract, Quik Corp is now a promising contender for the Telstra Australian Business of the year to be held in August. Quik Corp specialises in highly customisable innovative equipment and is considered the industry leader for many projects and turnkey solutions.

The company has also recently released the greenPRO range of innovative farm implements to service the rapidly growing small farm and lifestyle market.

Managing Director David Wardle said Quik Corp was defying the odds of the Australian manufacturing industry by focusing its efforts on innovation and excellent client service.

“As an Australian manufacturer, we are very aware that to remain viable, we must innovate and manufacture quality Australian-made products” he said.

Telstra Business Awards Ambassador Andy Ellis said "Quik Corp has an intuitive awareness of the changing environment in their industry. This, coupled with strong financial strategy, is enabling them to prepare for future growth and expansion. We have observed real passion and dedication within the team to servicing the customer. Their technical and business breadth of experience contributes greatly to the business’s steady success.”

Quik Corp would like to thank its team members, Telstra Business Awards, suppliers and especially our customers.(Read more)


 

Quik Corp Announce Company Expansion

27 June, 2016

After securing some longer term contracts and a boost in sales from existing and emerging markets, Quik Corp have recently expanded their facilities both locally and interstate to facilitate this exciting growth.

This has seen the addition of a new facility at 89 Cherry Lane, Laverton North in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This sites primary function is to output fire vehicles under a 5 year agreement with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The site has 30+ new staff, complete with seperate fabrication, assembly, customisation line and vehicle service centre. We aim to expand on our current work to better service existing and potential customers to provide a stable presence in southern Australia.

Meanwhile in Queensland, Quik Corp's Sunshine Coast site have doubled their warehouse space, expanding their fabrication and assembly lines over two substantial locations. In addition to this, we are also looking to add value to our Crows Nest location. Again the aim is to be able to best react to the market and provide the best possible products and customer service.

Managing Director David Wardle believes that these expansions highlight what is an exciting time for the business. "While presenting quite a number of financial and logistical challenges to get these areas up and running, we could not be more happy with the results. Servicing our clients needs over the past 12 months had been becoming difficult in our existing premises, so this expansion has been very timely. It has led to a broad range of new opportunities and the creation of a lot of new jobs, which in the current climate is even more pleasing. We are seeing a really good return on investment from this increase in quite a short time and are very confident that these expansions will provide sustainable growth long term."


 

QCFE Utility Dominates Outback Desert

06 June, 2016

Quik Corp Fire Engineering are proud to deliver a new custom fitted off-road vehicle for an award-winning outback tour company. The custom built Mercedes G-Wagen utility will travel the Australian outback in a fleet of vehicles that journey to the most scenic and remote parts of Australia. The military-spec vehicle designed for hard, rough terrain will take tourists and equipment to regions that would otherwise be inaccessible.

With the focus on a hardy performance-based vehicle, the Mercedes Benz G Wagen was a no brainer. While in action, the vehicle is designed to be a supreme work-horse complete with individual storage compartments that allow the user to store and organise their extensive range of camping equipment along with the luxury of a Mercedes vehicle. Complete with custom lighting inside, the module has pressurised chambers that keep out fine particle bulldust.

The intelligent vehicle technology is programmed to notify the driver if the locker doors are left open and has two under-tray lockers complete with swing-down doors and the addition of a 5.6” LCD touch screen reverse camera for easy handling.

Designed to carry:

  • 20 stretchers and sleeping mats
  • 12 tents
  • 6 large tables
  • 24 chairs
  • 40L water container
  • Generator
  • Kitchen appliances and utilities
  • Pressurised lockers to keep out dust and debris

With the capacity to dominate the outback desert and withstand the heavy-load requirements, our customer was very pleased with the final outcome of the vehicle.

Quik Corp are excited to contribute to a true blue Aussie experience.

If you would like to enquire on our specialised vehicle builds, please contact us on 07 5493 899


 

 

QCFE Supply Ultra-light Appliances to VIC

29 March, 2016

Quik Corp has recently released eight ultra-light firefighting vehicles designed specifically for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as part of a statewide upgrade of its fleet. These are among 31 being rolled out across Victoria over the next four weeks with an additional 270 to be delivered over the next four years.

DELWP Chief Fire Officer Alan Goodwin said the upgrade was helping to position Victoria as the leader in firefighter vehicle safety.

"These vehicles are modified Mercedes Benz G Wagons and have been specifically fitted out with equipment designed for DELWP's firefighting and planned burning needs," Mr Goodwin said.

Read more...


 

Deputy Commissioner Visits QCFE 

20 March, 2016

Deputy Commissioner Visits Quik Corp Fire Engineering

Reproduced from RFBAQ (Smoke Signals Autumn 2016)


 

QCFE Delivers Multi-Purpose Appliance

05 February, 2016

Quik Corp Fire Engineering is proud to have delivered the first Multi-Purpose Medium Attack Iveco Daily to the QLD Rural Fire Service. The first of its kind, the appliance utilises three different modules that are designed for a more-varied use of a vehicle, covering serveral roles.

Suitable for four personnel, the appliance can deploy firefighting foam, water and rescue equipment that is suited to the suburban and semi-rural regions. When not in use, modules are stored on jacking legs and can be easily removed manually or with a forklift. 

Multi Purpose Fire Appliance with CAFS Unit

The platforms inculde:

CAFS Firefighting Module 

  • 800L water capacity
  • Through-lockers, 2x light masts
  • Endless air compressor
  • RFR2 electric hose reel
  • Waterous CAFS system

Swift Water Rescue moduleSwift Water Rescue Pod with storage

  • Custom-designed carier with tilting system for rescue boat
  • Five stowage lockers
  • Two small water tanks
  • Workbench and removable whiteboard with pullout storage

Heavy-duty Tray Module

Suitable for everyday transport requirements

  • Tread plate deck
  • Drop sides and tail gate

The versatility of this system allows for greater and more vaierd use of a vehicle, meaning less investment in vehicles across your fleet. Completely customisable to your requirements, Quik Corp can build to your requirements.

For more information on this type of vehicle, click here or call one of our representatives on 07 5493 8944

 

Quik Corp Welcomes Our Newest Team Member

As Quik Corp continues to expand, it is a priority for us to ensure we continue to deliver high quality service and equipment.  To do this you need to have the best people and it is a focus for us to expand our skill base.

As such Quik Corp would like introduce the latest member in our team, Mal Assim. Mal is our new Production Manager and will oversee the Crow’s Nest branch.

With vast amount of experience and qualifications, Mal comes from a strong managerial background within large and small manufacturing industries. He is a certified Boilermaker and Welding inspector, as well as having qualifications and experience in Project Management, Business Management, Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering, Pneumatics, and CAD.

Mal has been a Production Supervisor - managing staff, projects, and machinery - for companies such as Engineering Services UGLDavey Engineering, and heavy steel manufacturers RPG.  He was Production Manager for mining company WDS where he was able to expand his management expertise and work on innovative projects.  He recently spent a year in China as Senior Quality Coordinator for Sinostruct, where he was responsible for the auditing and inspections of all projects under his management.

Mal is a hands on leader who works strongly with his team to bring out the best. He has a passion for delivering high quality products in a timely manner. We know that when we couple this with the already skilled and dedicated team at Crow’s Nest, there is plenty to be excited about in the future. Welcome to the team Mal!


 

Quik Corp deliver Scania Fire Appliance to QGC

Quik Corp has recently delivered a Scania 6X4 Crew Cab-Large Urban Fire Appliance to QGC in support of the QGCLNG plant on Curtis Island in Gladstone.

Whilst the Scania appliance, valued at over $1 million dollars,  was designed specifically for the Curtis Island operation it  is also compatible with cutting edge frontline Urban Pumpers in service today,

The unit will be under the command of specialist fire and rescue services provider Corporate Protection Australia onsite who are a valued partner.

Appliance Objectives:

  • Transportation of five personnel and equipment to an incident on paved or unpaved roads
  • To provide a fire response for paved road urban/city Fire Fighting
  • To provide scene lighting in response situations.
  • To provide communication tools
  • To transport 3000L of usable water
  • To provide water at a rate of 3600 Litres per minute at 10 bar with a lift of 3m or 400 Litres per minute at 40 bar (supply to hose reel)
  • To discharge water from a variety of discharge points include an overhead mounted water turret/monitor.
  •  To provide the pump with water from external sources (I.e. Pool, Dam, Hydrant, etc.)
  •  To add Class B foam solutions into the water delivery of the system

Features Include:

  • 3000 litre custom made UV stabilised tank
  • Custom built Waterous PTO driven pump Module
  • In cab and remote control operated Sidewinder Turret/Monitor
  • Custom built Aluminium Lockers

QCFE and DEPI Form Partnership

Quik Corp is proud to announce a contract to supply over 400 Ultra-light Fire Appliances  with The Department of Environment and Primary Industries in Victoria.

The contract is worth in excess of 20 million dollars over 5 years and features the latest in ultra-light attack appliance technology incorporating a modular and functional design. The unit can be removed if needed and also be accessorised  with purpose built land care attachments for the full requirements for a forestry application. Designed to suit the Mercedes Benz G Wagon platform, it incorporates the engineering excellence of both organisations, to provide a safe and functional appliance for fighting high risk forest fires in a traditionally intolerable environment.  In collaboration with The Department QCFE also designed and certified a FOPS system that will ensure maximum safety from falling trees for fire fighters in the vehicle cabin. 

The unit features:

1. Custom built stowage and locker configurations that ensure efficiency and ease of use for the fire fighter.   
2. Tyre handler for automated tyre lift and lower
3. 620 litre Tank
4. RFR4 Hose Reel fitted with 19mm ID Horizon flame resistant hose
5. Hatz 1B40 Diesel 12V electric start and Davey Fire fighter twin impeller pump
6. Falling Object Protection Structure

For more information on our range of light attack fire vehicles please contact us.

Members of QuikCorp and Depi pose in front of one of 400 plus appliances to be delivered over the contract term

 

 

IZONE 

Quik Corp Fire Engineering is proud to announce the successful completion of the latest addition to the  fire fighting fleet for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Dubbed the "Izone" it is a multi purpose fire and rescue platform mounted on a Isuzu NPS 300 Crew Cab 4 x 4.

The Izone, although small in size, is packed full of equipment and fire fighting tools including SCBA sets for all crew, air compressor, 2 x QFCE powerd hose reels (RFR-2), earth tools, back burning equipment, a 1200L custom designed water tank and a fridge in the cabin for crew.

The Izone also include pioneer innovations in its design, including the new QCFE multipump system, 3 sources of fire fighting foams and overhead storage for a swift water rescue raft. The integration of a rack to store a swift water rescue boat has had a positive reception amongst the fire fighting community with the possibility of future fire appliances incorporating the technology.

The multipump system as the name implies, is a dual pump-set featuring a GAAM MK125 and a Medium Pressure (480psi) Diaphragm pump, which provides the operator the best of both worlds when it comes to water output. The Diaphragm pump delivers significant water savings by combining higher pressure with variable flow (13-50Lpm), delivered through 100m of 1/2"ID hose. Both pumps can be operated independently and are powered by a single engine. The mulitpump has proved popular in the fire fighting community with a large number being used in the field. QCFE can also provide numerous pumping and drive options.

The NPS 300 is a very versatile vehicle and is available in a range of different configurations and with numerous options.

Click here for more information or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.

New CFS Crew Cabs ready for Inspection

QCFE roll out three of the new South Australian Country Fire Service 14 Crew Cabs ready for inspection. The remaining three units will be finished early in the new year in what has been a successful project between QCFE and CFS.

For more information on this type of tanker click here

 

New CFS Cew Cab Medium Tankers by QCFE

Brand new CFS Meduim Tankers ready for Inspection.

 

Light Attack Vehicle - Iveco Daily

Quik Corp Fire Engineering has recently completed the manufacture of 3 prototype rural fire fighting appliances for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). It is the first generation of the Light Attack fire fighting appliance to be produced in Australia and the first to be delivered to QFES. It is mounted on a IVECO Daily Single Cab 4 x 4.  Vehicle has had a GVM derated to 4495kgs.

The  features a new custom designed 800L water tank, a massive 60% capacity increase to that of a Toyota Landcruiser (Fire Cruiser). The compact and lightweight tray design allows for maximum storage capacity with space available for earth tools, fuel canisters, firefighting foam and suction hoses. The Light Attack Vehicle also features a Quik Corp Powered Reel (RFR-2) on a rotating base to ensure ease of operation when in the field.

The Iveco has been upgraded to feature 3 seats instead of the factory 2, in the cabin. Remarkably, despite the large amount of equipment and water stored onboard, the Iveco is still able to be driven under a regular C class licence.

The Iveco is available in a range of different configurations and with numerous options. Click here for more information or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.

 

News: Solid Eco Foam Wins Innovation Award

Quik Corp has been presented with the innovation award at the Sunshine Coast business awards for the worldwide patented Solid EF.
QCFE WINS Innovation award for Solid Eco Foam

(Left to Right) QCFE Fire Products Manager Andrew Geue with Quik Corp's Financial Controller Jacqueline Clarke and Business Development Manager Chris Coren (far right).

Click here to learn more about this ground breaking product.

 


 

 

Hi Ex Foam Generator Trailer

Quik Corp Fire Engineering has recently unveiled the first Hi-Ex Foam Fan Trailer for Corporate Protection Australia (CPA) Group. The Foam Fan Trailer is the first of its kind but is expected to become a very popular fire fighting appliance.

As the name implies, the Foam Fan trailer is a portable fan that is capable of producing large amounts of foam which will spread and cover a ground area to aid in suppressing gas based fires.

The Foam Fan Trailer features an Ansul Jet-X20 Foam Fan which has the ability to be raised and lowered through a 90 degree range of rotation with the assistance of electric linear actuators. The unit has a 100L on board  fire fighting foam tank along with necessary pipework to induct the foam liquid into the water stream at variable rates. All the equipment is mounted onto a ultra heavy duty QCFE dual axle trailer.

The trailer recently completed a successful demonstration test for CPA and is expected to be commissioned for a Gladstone based LNG project on Curtis Island.

Click here for more information on the Foam Fan Trailer or call 1800 645 688 to speak to a representative.

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